One of my all time favorites is hanging up the cleats after a very impressive run in the CFL.
John Chick who is 35 was traded to the Eskimos last August. He recorded 14 tackles, three sacks and one safety over eight games with Edmonton. The six-foot-four 248-pound native of Gillette, Wy., made his CFL debut with Saskatchewan in 2007 and was named the league’s top defensive player in 2009.
He spent time with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts in 2010 and played 19 games over two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars before returning to the Roughriders in 2013. Chick signed with the Tiger-Cats as a free agent in 2016.
Over 125 career CFL games, Chick had 242 tackles, 72 sacks and one interception. The highlights of course being his Grey Cup Championship wins with the Riders in 2007 & 2013. Thanks for the memories CHICK-A-BOOM!